Moving with Kids.
Not surprisingly, some experts say moving house certainly rates right up there as one of the most stressful events families face today. Your stress levels will probably be even higher if you are moving with kids.
Planning is certainly the key to any move, even more so if you are moving with kids. What’s the saying ‘nothing good ever happens without a plan.’ Therefore, before moving make sure you have a plan in place.
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Hiring the right removalists certainly makes it easier on moving day. Here are some articles to help with this.
Take the time to read these before you book the removalists. You can always check out our client reviews and make up your own mind. I am sure you will see you will be in good hands if you choose Brisbane Removalists for your move.
As a matter of fact, for this very reason, we have published numerous articles to assist clients with planning and cost-saving measures. I certainly suggest you take the time to read prior to moving. Even more, if you are moving with kids. Here a just a few.
A to Z Moving Check List
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This article lists the essential things that need to be completed prior to moving that you can tick off as they are completed.
Moving Faster when Moving with Kids
Moving faster, of course, means saving time & money. This will also mean less stress on your budget. Here is an article that will give you tips or ways to make the job faster for your Removalist. 6 Ways to make the job faster for your Removalist
This article provides tips from being extremely clear and upfront with the Removalist during the booking process to securing doors and drawers. From de-cluttering to dismantling furniture to moving with kids and pets.
The information Removalists need to know
Seems pretty basic right? For some reason & I still don’t understand why but clients seem to think if they tell us they only have a small number of items to move we won’t turn up?
Alternatively, they advise they have only a few items to move and include a list, only to find out on the day instead of moving the 10 items on the list it is a full truckload.
If you have a pool table/piano or extremely heavy or awkward items such as marble or workshop benches it is extremely important to let the removalists company know during the booking process.
Here is a real-life article we published on Google as an example of what can happen if you don’t tell them.
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This article will explain What Removalists Need to Know in more detail.
Moving with Kids?
Like anything, planning and preparation is the key, this is certainly the case when moving with kids. Once you know you are going to move it is an incredibly good idea to inform the children. This will give them time to adjust and get used to the idea.
Moving with kids is certainly more than just packing up the boxes and booking the Removalist. Due to moving your children may need to forgo their favourite past times, this could also mean their regular hang out and neighbourhood friends. Not to mention the security and familiarity and security of the local neighbourhood.
Helping children to cope with moving and the changes this may make to their lives is the key.
Moving house with children under 5 years of age will have little or no impact in comparison to older children. Having these older children on board from the start of the moving process will have huge benefits, especially with your stress levels.
An open and honest discussion
Why not call a family meeting and make the announcement fun? Maybe order in some pizza or their favourite takeaway? Gathering around the dining table and allowing plenty of time for an open and honest discussion could be a great idea.
Write down any concerns that are raised from this and then follow up and show the kids you are serious about their concerns.
Include the kids in the decision process
Try to build excitement and positives around the move. Kids are experts at using the net, have them search for cool places within the budget and area and add them to your list.
Once you have a shortlist, book inspections, and make sure you take the kids along. Make a family day of it checking out the new neighbourhood. Check out any local attractions such as parks, sporting facilities, beaches. Entertainment venues such as movie theatres or shopping facilities are always well worth visiting.
At this stage, the reality of moving has probably set in. If your children are older, have them involved in searching for local schools and recreation facilities such as the local gym.
Organisation is essential and saves time, money, and stress prior to and during the actual move. Here is a great article on exactly this.
Decluttering or moving out sale
Again, the name of the game is to involve the kids. Toys they no longer play with or clothes they no longer wear or are out of fashion can be a source of revenue. By giving the proceeds from the sale of these items to the kids they are way more likely to assist. Then, of course, you don’t have to pay to move them.
Packing the boxes
To cut down some of the stress of moving, why not hire professional packers to pack up all of your possessions.
Having the children assist with the tedious process of packing boxes may not end well. Why not check out more information here on how Professional Packing can help with your next move. This will certainly be the case if you are moving with kids.
The actual moving day
Depending on the children’s age, they could either be a massive help or a massive distraction. If younger plan on having them stay with friends or relatives if too young for school. If this is not possible with small children, make sure they have something to keep them amused. Maybe a babysitter?
Mum and or Dad or family friend could come and assist and take them to the new place and show them around.
Book the removalists to arrive once the children have left for school. If the move will not be completed by the time school is finished arranging for them to stay with friends and family.
Here is a really helpful article on Move Safe Move Cheap that gives more helpful ideas around moving day. And of course, how to save time, money and stress.
Host a farewell party
Just because you are moving to a new neighbourhood doesn’t mean the kids won’t’ see their neighbourhood friends again. By having a party or get together before leaving with the kids and families will strengthen the bond. Kids these days are all over the social media platforms making it quite easy to stay in touch.
Once you have settled in arrange another get-together or catch up or meet at a central location such as the beach or the movies.
Helping Kids Cope with Moving
According to Michael Borba, Ed.D. a parent’s advisor and author of The Big Book of Parenting Solutions, younger children are most likely to establish new friendships based on proximity. School-aged children choose their friends based on common interests.
Expecting young children or older children to make friends on their own is often expected by parents. Showing them how can certainly help. Teach your children the skills required to introduce themselves to others along with conversation starter skills for openers.
Here is an article from the Child Development Institute on Helping Kids Cope with Moving.
Need to move urgently?
Don’t stress. Regularly we are able to help people out that for any reason need to move urgently. For this very reason, we have a dedicated page outlining our current vacancies. Check it out at Last Minute Moves
Contact Brisbane Removalists
Hopefully, this has been of assistance in being prepared for your upcoming move, especially if you are moving with kids. Feel free to call us on 0407 164 733 with any questions you may have. We will do our best to answer them and help in any way we can.
Our professional team here at Brisbane Removalists understand every move is different. We have a service and solution to suit every customers’ requirement.